“His influence in the dressing room is not something you will understand unless you’ve been in there with him. At times, he was almost the glue that connected it. You talk about the British players and the foreign players, and he had equally good relationships with all. He’s so vibrant around the dressing room, a huge character. He has a fantastic personality. He’s a leader, somebody who would really get everybody going before a game. What surprised me, when I first started hearing him talk in the changing room, he was really passionate about the things he was saying to the team. ‘Come on boys, this is our game today.’ That’s not something you often hear from somebody who has come to the club, rather than coming through the ranks. Sometimes it actually has more impact coming from somebody who has come in rather than from somebody who has been at the club for a long time. It did with him, and I think that’s when Sir Alex Ferguson and the players first saw the leadership side of him and that would ultimately make him a regular captain.” - Gary Neville
We have had some fantastic times together, we lifted all of those trophies together and that night in Moscow will live with us all forever. Every single time I stepped out in that shirt I knew I was playing for the badge and for a very special club.
7th goal vs LA Galaxy - Ashley Young
I’ll post the 7th goal tomorrow. Cause I’ve reached the daily limit.
6th goal vs LA Galaxy - Ashley Young
5th goal vs LA Galaxy - Reece James
4th goal vs LA Galaxy - Reece James
3rd goal vs LA Galaxy - Wayne Rooney
2nd goal vs LA Galaxy - Wayne Rooney
1st goal vs LA Galaxy - Danny Welbeck
“It’s the biggest club because of how well it’s known around the world. In sport, you are never the biggest club because every season you have to be prove. Last year, you were seventh so then you are not the biggest club. But it’s well known all over the world. When I was in China or Brazil, people are talking about United when I was the coach of the Dutch team. That’s the difference.”
- Louis van Gaal
“It’s the biggest club of the world. Within two days, I know already how important Manchester United is but also how important the sponsors are. I have to work, I have to prepare a team, I have to adapt to this big club. It shall not be easy but I will do my utmost best and, when you see my career, you can see what I have won. That’s all I can say. The future shall show if I can do that again.”
- Lous van Gaal